Wetbacks Now Called �Schmoos�
Oct 14, 1948 - El Paso Herald Post
The word �shmoo� is now revaling �wetback� as the U. S. Immigration Border Patrol�s unofficial name for illegally entered aliens.
Immigration men said they started calling the aliens �shmoos� because they are �docile, likable creatures who don�t harm anybody and, though they can�t be cooked for chicken they just want to produce something to eat or wear.�
�Shmoos� are the fanciful little animals that have been parading recently through Al Capp�s comic strip, Li�l Abner in the Herald Post.The government and the NEWS should reflect, not determine, the desires of the people.The news is to be reported not to sway opinion. Stop the melodrama and constant trivia on news time. The founding fathers knew that government is always corrupt, that is why they gave us civil liberties. The people must lead to survive corrupt governments. Read the constitution. (In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, this includes information for research and educational purposes.) Al Soto (c) 2005
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